ZELENSKY SPEECH INVITE FOR UKRAINIAN WHO FOUGHT WITH NAZIS ''DEEPLY EMBARRASSING'' : TRUDEAU
Sep 25, 2023
By Bob Komsic
The decision to invite a Ukrainian vet, who fought in a Nazi unit, to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Parliament last Friday, was ”deeply embarrassing.”
That from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is not calling for House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota to step down after extending the invite to a 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, a constituent of Rota’s riding.
”The Speaker has acknowledged his mistake and has apologized,” adds Trudeau.
”But this is something that is deeply embarrassing to the Parliament of Canada and by extension to all Canadians.”
The prime minister warns this could fuel Russian propaganda, saying it’s going to be ”really important that all of us push back against Russian disinformation and continue our steadfast unequivocal support of Ukraine.”
Meanwhile, the NDP and Bloc Quebecois feel Rota needs to resign.
New Democrat House Leader Peter Julian calls it an unforgivable error that puts the entire House in disrepute.
”Unfortunately, I believe a sacred trust has been broken.”